Ohne Titel. 1978. Oil on canvas. Monogrammed in lower right and in upper left. 100 x 70 cm (39.3 x 27.5 in). In the original frame which is also painted. • In this painting one of the basic principles of Lüpertz’ painting becomes evident: the interplay of object and form, between figuration and abstraction. • Lüpertz has an unerring sense for compository balance and the differentation between forms and colors, as this painting delivers impressive proof of.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich. Collection Haniel, Duisburg (since 1984, acquired directly from the aforementioned).
Markus Lüpertz in a talk with Peter Schwerfel, Cologne 1989.